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MLB DFS Picks Today 8/7/23

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MLB DFS Picks Today 8/7/23 Advice for Fanduel and DraftKings Advice can be used for the 12 games today.  FantasyTeamAdvisors is very excited to be able to provide you with some MLB content once again. Let’s dig in!

Make sure to also check out all the Vegas Odds for today’s slate. You can also read more DFS advice and lineup picks for sites like FanDuel, and other sports too. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @advisors_team

 

MLB DFS Picks Today 8/7/23


When playing MLB DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports) on FanDuel and DraftKings, there are several strategies you can employ to increase your chances of success. Here are a few key strategies to consider:

  1. Research and Study: Familiarize yourself with the players, teams, and matchups. Analyze player statistics, recent performance, and factors like weather conditions, ballpark tendencies, and pitching matchups. Stay updated on injury news and lineup changes to make informed decisions.
  2. Focus on Starting Pitching: Starting pitchers have a significant impact on DFS performance. Target pitchers with high strikeout potential, favorable matchups, and a track record of consistent performance. Look for pitchers who can go deep into games and limit runs scored by the opposing team.
  3. Consider Ballpark Factors: Ballpark dimensions and factors can greatly influence a player’s performance. Some ballparks are known for being hitter-friendly, while others favor pitchers. Take these factors into account when selecting your lineup, particularly when choosing power hitters or pitchers susceptible to giving up home runs.
  4. Look for Value Plays: Identify undervalued players who have the potential to outperform their price tag. These can be players who are in favorable matchups, hitting higher in the batting order, or experiencing recent success. Finding value plays allows you to roster top-tier players while staying within the salary cap.
  5. Diversify Lineups: Consider creating multiple lineups with different player combinations. This strategy, known as lineup diversification, helps reduce risk and increases the chances of hitting on the right combination of players. It’s important to strike a balance between diversification and maintaining exposure to top performers.
  6. Pay Attention to Vegas Lines: Keep an eye on the Vegas lines and over/under totals for games. High-scoring games can provide more opportunities for hitters, while low-scoring games may favor pitchers. Target games with high run totals or favorable odds for potential offensive explosions.
  7. Monitor Late Lineup Changes: Stay vigilant and adjust your lineup accordingly if there are any late lineup changes or player scratches. This ensures you have active players in your lineup and maximizes your potential points.

Remember, DFS success requires a combination of skill, research, and a bit of luck. It’s essential to continually evaluate your strategies, learn from your mistakes, and adapt to changing circumstances to improve your MLB DFS performance on FanDuel.


If you would like to hear the analysis on each of these picks below, make sure to watch the video as we break it down even more! 


MLB DFS Picks Today 8/7/23

Pitchers:

 

Gerrit Cole vs Chicago White Sox

Gerrit Cole is the current AL CY frontrunner and now gets a great matchup against a Chicago White Sox team that has a combined ISO of .146 which ranks 23rd out of 30. Cole has actually been a great pitcher both on the road and at home. As the visiting pitcher, he has allowed only 3 HRs in 55.2 innings with 57 Ks while sporting a 1.02 WHIP, .216 BAA, 2.26 ERA, and averaging 20.9 FPPG on DraftKings. He’s also $1,500 less than Strider on this slate as well.

Spencer Strider @ Pittsburgh Pirates

Strider has been an absolute BEAST this year. He comes into this fantastic match-up with a 12-3 record, 3.61 ERA, 208 K and now gets to face a Pirates’ team that is sporting a .137 ISO which ranks 25th in the MLB. He’s super expensive, but he could be in store for 13+Ks as PIT is currently striking out 21.7% of the time.

 


MLB DFS Picks Today 8/7/23

C:

Favorite Plays:

Danny Jansen vs Gavin Williams
Sean Murphy vs Osvaldo Bido
Francisco Alvarez vs Drew Smyly




MLB DFS Picks Today 8/7/23

1B:

Favorite Plays:

Seth Brown vs Dane Dunning
Pete Alonso vs Drew Smyly
Bryce Harper vs Trevor Williams



MLB DFS Picks Today 8/7/23

2B:

Favorite Plays:

Ildemaro Vargas vs Ranger Suarez
Marcus Semien vs Ken Waldichuk
Luis Rengifo vs Logan Webb



MLB DFS Picks Today 8/7/23

3B:

Favorite Plays:

 

DJ LeMahieu vs Dylan Cease
Manny Machado vs Tony Gonsolin
Jose Ramirez vs Hyun Jin Ryu



MLB DFS Picks Today 8/7/23

SS:

Favorite Plays:

Francisco Lindor vs Drew Smyly
Trea Turner vs Trevor Williams
Tim Anderson vs Gerrit Cole



MLB DFS Picks Today 8/7/23

OF:

Favorite Plays:

 

Kyle Schwarber vs Trevor Williams
Nick Castellanos vs Trevor Williams
Starling Marte vs Drew Smyly
Juan Soto vs Tony Gonsolin
Giancarlo Stanton vs Dylan Cease
You can find even more plays we like at each position on our cheat sheet as part of FTA+ memberships. Make sure to check the memberships out for DFS+ Sportsbetting. This includes cheatsheets and our Fanduel and DraftKings Batter Trends. Use these to build the best optimal MLB DFS lineup each and every day.

MLB DFS Picks Today 8/7/23

STACKS:

 

Stacking in MLB DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports) refers to selecting multiple players from the same team in your lineup.

Here are some reasons why stacking can be an effective strategy:

  1. Offensive Synergy: Stacking players from the same team increases the potential for offensive synergy. When a team has a productive inning or scoring spree, all the stacked players benefit. Hits, runs, and RBIs by one player can lead to additional opportunities for other players in the stack, amplifying the potential for fantasy points.
  2. Maximizing Run Production: By stacking players from a high-scoring team or a lineup with favorable matchups, you increase the chances of capturing a significant portion of the team’s run production. This strategy is especially useful when facing a weak opposing pitcher or when playing in hitter-friendly ballparks.
  3. Weather and Ballpark Factors: Stacking can help leverage favorable weather conditions or ballpark factors. If a game is played in a hitter-friendly park or has high wind speeds, stacking players from the teams involved can lead to increased offensive output. Conversely, if a game is played in a pitcher-friendly park or has unfavorable weather, stacking opposing pitchers may be beneficial.
  4. Cost Efficiency: Stacking allows you to focus your budget on a specific team’s offense rather than spreading it across multiple teams. By concentrating your resources, you can roster more impactful players and potentially access top-tier hitters who may be expensive individually.
  5. Differentiation and Tournament Upside: Stacking can help differentiate your lineup in large-field tournaments. If the stacked team performs exceptionally well, it can provide a unique combination of players that differentiates your lineup from others. This differentiation can lead to higher tournament upside and increased chances of finishing atop the leaderboard.
  6. Increased Upside Potential: When a stack performs well, the fantasy points accumulate rapidly. By combining multiple players from a high-scoring team, you increase the potential for a big offensive output, resulting in higher fantasy point totals.

It’s important to note that stacking is not without risks. If the stacked team struggles offensively, it can significantly impact your lineup’s performance. Additionally, stacking may limit exposure to players from other teams who have standout performances. To mitigate these risks, diversifying your lineups and carefully assessing matchups and player performance are crucial.

Ultimately, stacking can be a valuable strategy in MLB DFS to leverage offensive synergy, maximize run production, and increase the potential for high-scoring lineups.



 

Philadelphia Phillies vs Trevor Williams (Kyle Schwarber, Bryce Harper, Trea Turner, J.T. Realmuto)

San Diego Padres vs Tony Gonsolin- (Juan Soto, Manny Machado, Gary Sanchez, Ha-seong Kim)

Texas Rangers vs Ken Waldichuk (Marcus Semien, Corey Seager, Travis Jankowski, Adolis Garcia)

 

 

 

 

 

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REMEMBER: These are lineups we use but feel free to pick and choose plays and make your own lineups. Don’t ALWAYS follow these as they don’t hit 100% of the time. We do use these but sometimes late scratches happen and it’s too late to update the lineup. Good luck and bring home the bacon.

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